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We strongly encourage all our members to participate in the activities, events and ongoing work of the Poughkeepsie Branch of the AAUW. 

We believe that some of the biggest benefits of joining this organization are: meeting like-minded women, working together on important women’s issues, forming lasting friendships, sharing fun times, and supporting each other.

We have three types of ongoing activities:

Interest Groups for AAUW members only

Community Service Initiatives include members and non-members

General Membership Programs/Meetings for all members and the
general public. 

Some require a fee for a meal served or entertainment provided.

Members usually participate to the extent possible.  Members may participate in  as many Interest Groups or Community Outreach Programs as they wish.   We encourage all members to attend the General Membership programs/meetings which are held September through June most often on the second Thursday of the month but do check the website or newsletter for details.

We have 20 Interest Groups which meet once a month and run the gamut from book groups to trekking and cuisine. You can join a group by calling the group coordinator.  Groups and contact information for coordinators is listed under Programs/ Interest Groups or here>>

We have 8 Community Service Programs that provide volunteers opportunities for our members. To become familiar with our programs and to participate contact the Program Chair. Meeting schedules of the Community Outreach Program Committees vary. The contact information is available under Programs/Community Service or use the search function on the home page.

Schedule of the General Membership Programs/Meetings maybe be found under Programs/ Membership Program/Meetings or here>>

An additional resource to help you participate is our Membership Booklet which describes our Interest Groups, Events, Programs and Community Service Initiatives in greater detail.  The booklet is updated and published yearly for the new member reception in September. You will find a printer friendly format here.

Member Information Booklet 2016-17>>

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email our Co-VPs for Program    Sandy Goldberg  or Betsy Kopstein-Stuts


Another form of participation is to help provide funds for all our activities and scholarships.  We welcome your contributions and remind you that Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW is a 501(c) 3 organization making all contributions tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  More information and donation forms>>




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Website comments are welcome and may be directed to Mary King. This page last updated on Apr 12, 2017